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? >> i was not in nice. you have to stop the south of france thing. >> she just flew in from the south of france. >> it's been five years. in the five years of doing the show, i have never been to the south of france. >> allegedly. >> that's just not true. she s never been in the south of france, as she said, on a camel. but -- yeah, but you have been there. >> "washington post." it's time now -- oh, that was fun last night. >> you were both up late, i can testify. talking to congressional staffers from both sides of the aisle, bringing them together. it was a great event. >> it was a very civil conversation. >> it was. >> it was nice. >> a great conversation with john ingler and evan bayh.
in a country house in france with horses and stables and servants and beautiful furniture, that was not a guarantee of exclusive access. this was the era when men had mistresses that were flaunted. certainly rich men always had mistresses who were flaunted. and she was. and men all over europe were more than delighted to spend what time with her they could. she was, for example, kept for a while by a german, alfred kieprert, who when his family forced him to give her up through legal action, gave her a parting gift of what would now be $220,000. so this was a liddy who lived high. and spent every dime she ever got. a later lover actually squandered most of her $220,000 gift, but that was part of the game. there was always more money, there was always another gentleman. in 1914 she had been at the top of theater stage in europe for almost ten years. there were many other people who suddenly began doing oriental dances in imitation of her. she was scathing of them. there was what was regarded as the battle of the tights in germany between -- sorry, in vienna, between her,ist
-brick city of albi in the south of france. henri grew up in a world of chateaus and privilege in a family living on the fruits of its noble past. but a france governed by the middle class was losing its taste for nobility. like many aristocrats, his father alphonse retreated into rural pastimes-- riding and hunting. an eccentric, he looked wistfully back to the family's glorious past. alphonse had married his first cousin adele, a common practice in a class anxious to preserve the purity of its bloodlines. but the results of inbreeding for henri were uncommonly cruel. his legs were short and weak. he broke each of them in early adolescence and stopped growing when he was 14. he was just under five feet tall. his head, hands and torso continued to develop. but his stunted legs made walking painful for the rest of his life. denied the aristocratic pleasures of riding and hunting, henri turned to sketching and painting rural scenes. he had a flair for it and in 1882, at the age of 18, he moved to paris to study painting. it was a move that would change the direction of his art and his life.
of the eurozone's 6000 banks. damages coming up with a time line was a compromise between france and germany, which had been at odds at the scope of the ecb's new powers and when they will be put in place. and it was a long night for the chancellor, but in the end, angela merkel got what she wanted. a eurozone banking supervisor will not go into operation in germany. >> people need to be brought together in a whole new authority, which today, on october 19, does not even have a legal framework ready on the horizon. no one can tell me it is going to be up and running by january and better than anything we currently have. it just would not work. >> instead, you leaders agreed to have the legal framework in place by january 1 -- eu leaders agreed. the european central bank is to lead the mechanism, but the precise number of banks to be monitored and what powers it will have remained unclear. france was looking for more rapid action. >> what do i feel about this meeting? it took longer than what is really necessary because there was already a basic agreement between germany and france, but it to
village in northern france. as of late, it has become a a village of chickens. the households have ordered two hens for free from the local council. a family has come to receive their quota under the glare of the media. they have little experience with live poultry. they're confident they will get on with their new hands. they just renovated an old farmhouse and the chickens fit right in. in addition to laying eggs, they have another purpose. they're supposed to reduce the amount of household rubbish by eating the organic kitchen waste. >> we try not to make too much garbage, anyway. when the town offered us chickens, we said yes a straightaway. >> apple peels, potato skins, chickens eat everything. that means the owners pay less for their trash collection. in theory, a win-win situation. handing out hands was the brainchild of the woman who originally only proposed it in jest. the idea quickly caught on. >> in the future, trash collection costs will depend on the weight of the waste. a chien eats around 150 kilos of organic waste a year. that means we will save a lot of money. >> of the u
, which is then washed up on the beaches all across the north of spain and the southern france, causing huge amounts of environmental damage and affecting the fishing industry, which is crucial. a huge amount of people, tens of thousands of people depend on the fishing industry in that part of spain. 10 years on, after a complicated legal process which involved parties from different countries, france, spain, civil claims, fishermen, the companies which ensured the boat as well, finally three men have been sitting in court this morning accused of causing that oil disaster and the sinking of the ship. >> this is a criminal case now? or are the authorities still itching for the compensation many fishermen feel they deserve? >> it is both. we have the criminal case against the three defendants. the greek captain of the ship, the head of machinery on board the ship, and the former head of the merchant navy in spain. the reason why he is involved with this case is that the trial will look at why the prestige was not brought into harbor either in france or spain for that six days. the accusat
are necessary. the european commission rejected france's argument that the imports have rapidly increased since the free trade agreement between the eu and south korea went into effect in july last year. france said its imports of south korean cars in january and february, were up about 50% from a year earlier. but the commission said that the french request was based on short term statistics. the commission said eu imports of south korean cars rose 41% in the first year after the fta took effect. it said the figure for france was 24%. the eu executive body said the eu is importing fewer south korean cars than it did before the global financial crisis began in 2008. it concluded the current situation does not require monitoring. france called the commission's decision regrettable. it said a free trade deal should preserve the interests of the domestic industries of signatory nations. france suggested it will request tough conditions when the eu starts talks with japan for an economic partnership agreement. >>> facebook executives announced they're in the red for the second straight quarter. bus
. a thousand page report from the u.s. anti-doping agency on how the seven times tour de france winner got away with it. >> it paints an undeniable web of, unfortunately, the deepest and the most sophisticated professionalized drug program we've ever seen a team run. >> hello, with the world of news and opinion. also in the program, the airport drama that escalates tensions between turkey and syria. and from moscow and damascus flight that had illegal cargo. the young pakistani girl shot by the taliban because she campaigned for education. still critical and now moved to another hospital. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington where the sporting icon lance armstrong's reputation has suffered yet another blow at the american anti-doping agency labeled him a serial cheat. they have accused him of being at the heart of the most sophisticated doping program ever seen in the sport. it says armstrong used illegal blood and drug transfusions and led his teammates to do the same. >> the american anti-doping agency says it is beyond doubt. lance armstrong won the tour de france seven times
of his seven tour de france titles. it was announced this morning that the federation would not appeal the u.s. anti-doping agency's report on armstrong. >> the decision confirming lance armstrong's banned from cycling and stripping him of his tour de france titles completes the cyclist's fall from grace. "lance armstrong has no place in cycling," the president of the agency announced today. the president described the report as sickening. >> we will striban him from cycling and strip him of his seven tour de france titles. lance armstrong has no place in cycling. >> lance armstrong described the investigation and its conclusion as a witch hunt, and his charity with strong has vowed to continue. -- cancer charity livestrong has vowed to continue. he may be forced to pay back enormous sums of money. the titles will not be awarded to another competitor because so many have been tainted by drug accusations. >> still to come, the seasonal flu hits maryland early. the new strain makes flu shots even more important it is at the scary side of the year for moms and dads. -- and it is the scari
a bargain for frances. frances is a little girl who decides to have a tea party with her friend, thelma. now, frances' mother reminds her to be careful because every time she plays with thelma, frances seems to get the short end of the stick. frances knows her mother's warning, but she goes off to her tea party anyway. frances tells thelma that she is saving up for a tea set, a real china set with pictures on it in blue. thelma says that her tea set is actually better because it has red flowers, and since it's plastic, it won't break easily. but frances is clear. she wants a real one. thelma insists that her plastic tea set is better and asks frances how much money have you saved up? frances tells her $2.17. so thelma goes in for the kill. maybe she'll sell frances her set and, oh, by the way, they don't even make the one that you want anymore. frances is convinced. she goes home. she gets her money. she brings her money back, and thelma sells her the tea set, and then she says no backsies. frances walks home with her dolls and her new plastic tea set. that is in her younger sister flora tel
was in algeria and came back to france. she had a very white skin. very, very white with speckles? >> freckles. >> freckles. more glamorous. glittering. but she was glamorous for me, sparkles -- no, freckles. sorry, i cannot say. [laughter] but she has beautiful red hair, light afro type but red hair. to me, i was like, oh, my god, she is so beautiful. for me, if i want to be friends with someone that i admire, i have to be like him or her, cannot have the red hair. so i say, i also come from nigeria and i am like you. [laughter] i do not think she believed me so i was inventing names. anyway. so she influenced me. she had white skin. you could see her veins. she was very strange but beautiful for me. i was always attracted by different beauty that i saw everywhere. i remember some movies called guess who's coming to have dinner tonight with sydney party. i remember i said to my parents -- i was 12. if i come with a black girl, what will you say? and they say, if you love her, that is perfect for you. years after when it told them what i could say about the fact was going with a guy, they said
transactions. >> the nobel prize for physics goes to the scientists from france and the u.s. >> we began in greece where tens of thousands of angry protesters filled the streets of athens on tuesday to greet german chancellor angela merkel. >> it is her first visit there since the eurozone crisis erupted. she reaffirmed their commitment to keep the debt-ridden state inside your's single currency but offered no promise of further aid. >> a new report on the greek reform process is due next month, and in the meantime, greece is negotiating highly unpopular austerity measures. protesters blamed merkel. >> this morning's peaceful protest turned violent in their early afternoon. police used tear gas to disperse demonstrators. some 40,000 people took to the streets of athens to express their anger with the eu, the austerity measures, and the german chancellor. safely away from the protests, angela merkel said she understood the problems facing many greeks. she promised help as athens performs its health system. >> i believe it will be worth it in the long run. if problems are not solved now, t
. >>> in france, the country's highest earners will now have to pay more in taxes. we hear it here but in france it means something much different. parliament voted yesterday to raise taxes to 75% for people who earn more than a million dollars. they say the law would generate $273 million per year to help lower france's deficit. the tax hike is scheduled to last two years. >>> and one of the world's smallest countries is celebrating a royal wedding. the couldn't prince of luxembourg got married today exchanging vows with a countess from neighboring belgium. they attended the ceremony. in case you were wondering lux xem bourg is smaller than the state of rhode island. >>> still to come at 5:00, caring for your pet can be expensive but does having insurance make sense or is it a waste of money in the long run? we're going to look at your options coming up. >>> right now we have a breezy but mostly clear evening around bay area. see the temperatures in the 60s and low 70s outside but this time tomorrow big changes. you're going to see the winds picking up. clouds increasing and rain chances certai
cycling's record books. his seven tour de france victories no longer exist. >> and high risk on the side lines today, why doctors say we need to think about cheerleading the same way we do the athletes we're cheering on. >>> and a mission, making sure america's quiet heros are not lost to history. >>> plus, there is important health news for women, and pediatricians weigh in on organics. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, after tonight, there are no plans for these two candidates to meet face to face. it will be hand-to-hand combat from here on out until election day. going into tonight's third and final debate, the new national polling out shows the race is a dead heat, 47-47, with 15 days to go. while all the talk, correctly has been around the battleground states, and while they are still vital to victory, the national polls can be an indicator of what we're about to see in the battleground states. we think it is safe to say this, a dead heat two weeks out is nothing that the two candidates expected. we begin with our chief white house correspondent, political director chuck t
bailout, but the european union says no deal has yet been reached. >> organizers of the tour de france unveiled a route for next year's race that will be a big test for cyclists in the mountains. a memorial to the roma and senti people has been unveiled in berlin. it took 20 years before the project was completed. >> an estimated 500,000 were killed by the nazi regime. german chancellor angela merkel says that chapter of german history filled her with sorrow and shame and pledged to protect minorities in today's germany. >> it features names. a poem has been engraved on the edge. finally, recognition for the group's suffering, but even today, roma and senti say they are victims of racism. >> it is not just partisan groups that give voice to this racism. it is increasingly becoming a mainstream phenomenon, and the way that politicians deal with violent far-right ideology is is a litmus test that shows us which lessons we learned from the war and the holocaust and if we have learned them. >> the nazis killed up to 500,000 senti and roma. for a long time after the war, germans overlooked
in the u.s. affecting what's happening elsewhere? >> a france tv presenter cracked the offending joke on a variety show. japan won the game 1-0. showing a photo of him with four arms. it released a statement offering a deep apology. the station said the presenter was only trying to tease the french soccer team and had no intention of upsetting the japanese public. delegates from member of the u.n. food and agriculture organization have agreed to tackle soaring grain prices in an attempt to avoid a food crisis. they urged against protective measure such as exports restrictions. representatives from some 130 nations including ministers from 22 countries gathered for the fao conference in rome. the delegates agreed to work together and boost production of grains to stem surging prices. they also discussed ways to raise transparency in agricultural markets to limit volatility in food prices. some people have voiced concerns about the effectiveness of the meeting. no ministers attended from the u.s., even though the nation is one of the world's biggest farm producers. chinese ministers wer
in weary of some of the steps. there are sharp differences between germany and france, the country's eberhardt of the eurozone. but the deal is a compromise. -- the countries after a heart of the eurozone. but the deal is a compromise. >> there are those are obviously keeping a close eye on us and the changes we make. >> we should keep focused on our immediate presorted, which is to provide growth and -- on our immediate priority, which is to provide growth and create jobs. we need further social cohesion. >> france believes it helps move them toward a banking union. that is already down a bumpy road of negotiations and brings in complex issues of what to do with those inside europe and that those outside the eurozone. >> more on this with our correspondent in brussels later on in the program. stories get some other around the world today. north korea has issued an unusually specific warning against its neighbor, south korea. it is warning of a merciless military strike if activists in the south send balloons with anti-communist leaflets into the skies of north korea and next monda
if the government gets bigger here, they are not going up nearly as much as they are abroad. in france, the top rate 75 percent. and so calm down x. people will always invest here by comparison. but the fact of the matter, that is not the fact of the matter. more capitol is increasingly leaving here and when it comes to pay trying to cash our incredible debt, not nearly the amount that is necessary to keep financing that debt. that is something that the eu parliment member is focusing on a great lover of our country. we are in deep you know what if we don't fix it. look at the european continent. daniel and joining us on the phone right now. one of the most eloquent readers of the world i know. dan, i know we've always kidded about this in person and on the phone. you love our country but you don't love what you are seeing out of the your country, explain. >> i listened to your intersection. saying you have a better system than france like saying a better baseball team in france. that's not the competition it is a wide world. i don't know if you saw the hilarous news that the european union won the
with her in tokyo about economics and tax rates in france and austerity measures in greece. >> the country be back on track, the country be able to reaccess market. if we put upon them obligations that they simply cannot deliver on because it's too hard and too much, the program is not going to be credible. so our position is that we would rather have a program that is difficult -- it's going to be so difficult that it is not credible. >> and unrealistic. i guess there's a balance to walk, growth and stimulus versus sauce terty. >> for the moment there is still tax consolidation to be had and struck toural reforms to integ great and a revenue to collect. that's what's on the agenda. >> you have complimented the efforts and central banks around the world providing stimulus. when is it too much? what is your opinion in terms of all of this free money and stimulus coming from so many central banks around the world? can you keep doing that or do you need fiscal policy at some point to replace the monetary policy changes? >> i think one cannot replace the other and it works both ways. the monet
of museums, and welcoming pedestrian zones. it's my favorite home base from which to explore france's provence region. twice a week, arles' ring road erupts into an open-air market of flowers, ready-for-ratatouille baskets of produce, and everything but car traffic. join in, try the olives, sniff that lavender of provence. the beauty of this market is its international flavor, reflecting how provence remains a crossroads of mediterranean cultures -- paella from spain, fragrant mint leaves for tea, spices from north africa. the market feels a little like a bazaar thanks to the many algerians and moroccans who call arles home. throughout france, but especially here in the south, muslim north africans, from france's former colonies, have come to pick olives, harvest fruit, and so on. while they are integrating, france is dealing with the friction any country has when immigrant laborers do its lowliest jobs. the most dramatic remnant of roman arles is its arena. imagine the roar of the fans packing this place nearly 2,000 years ago, as gladiators battled wild animals. the floor was cove
flight from the country we are seeing a lot of capital flight from france. is france next for a downgrade? who are you looking at that is vulnerable right now? >> we do have friends on the negative outlook. mixed news is coming out despite francois hollande's pre-election metric. he is committed to reducing the budget deficit to 3% next year and signing into law the fiscal compound which would prevent france balancing its budget over the medium term. the concern with france at this point is closing the budget gap by raising taxes and to address issues about competitiveness and getting more people to employment in france they have to reduce taxes and labor taxes which are among our highest in the world and it would see how they are going to do that without public spending and that is something that has been reluctant to do. they have some time to turn that around. liz: lowering taxes improve the picture is what i am hearing you say. thank you for joining us. david riley of sovereign rating saying the triple the-credit rating for spain will remain the same even if they ask for a bailout pla
will be stripped of his tour de france titles. >>> first, our top story. a judge told a wisconsin man that he could not go near his wife for the next four years, but he showed up at the spa where she worked with a gun and the fuel to start a fire. police in wisconsin say radcliffe haughton killed three women and wounded four others in milwaukee yesterday. officers rushed to a mall expecting a gunfight and found a building full of smoke. people were screaming, running out the back door. >> she was screaming because she was hurt, critically. i saw two more victims being pulled out. they weren't able to move. they were being carried on stretchers to the ambulances. >> police say haughton apparently committed suicide before they got to him. he tried to set the building on fire. and they found a propane gas tank that he may have planted, but the sprinklers helped douse the flames. haughton had a history of domestic violence. we don't know if his wife was among the victims. >>> tonight at 9:00 eastern, president obama and mitt romney had will face off for the last time before the election and they'll do
what was about fashion in tv. at that time, it was only coutoure. and ready to wear. it was for france. like industrial things. no, only coutoure because it was aristocracy, the spirit of france. until the end of the 1980's. the designers of the 1980's. anyway, i was seeing that coutoure, made me dream. i realize that there were people that were not from coutoure but as good as coutoure. when i saw when i thought, i love it. it is nice in different. very creative. fabulous, ginzo. but i love coutoure. the way i was looking at magazines. i what -- i must say that my teacher was a journalist, explaining the clothing. now we call them stylists, which in reality was an editor, especially one which is a dead now. it was very inspiring. one from the magazine "elle." f fabulous, fabulous editor. she was mixing the close. she was doing something else than the panoply. matching, like in coutoure. she was taking an overall and putting with high heels and glamorous jewelry. i loved it. it shows me that you are not obliged. you do not have to wear the matching thing. coutoure, i saw similar things
castles in germany. south of france is one of europe's most popular tourist destinations, but few people actually have my say on their mind. france's second-largest city has always had a bit of a dodgy reputation. drug trafficking and crimes is big in marseille, just like in any of the port city, and the gangs that dominate the scene have been involved in a brutal war for months now. more than 20 people have been killed since the beginning of this year. >> the northern district of marseille are rundown and neglected. drug gangs rule supreme here. they control entire housing estates, guarding the entrance is. we would not have dared to come here unaccompanied. the streets are no go areas. normally camera crews are driven away forcibly. we have a former police officer with us. he investigated crime here for 20 years. he and his colleagues were not often successful, but they managed to catch some dealers. over time, he got to know their methods. >> look to the left -- that is a place where they sell drugs. there's one of the lookouts waiting for customers. the lookouts watch to see which ca
. japan's business federation chairman met france's foreign minister in paris on tuesday. he asked him for france's cooperation. they need consent to start talks to conclude an economic partnership agreement with japan. he says that france is a country that built the foundation for a european integration. he thinks that the free trade deal will be beneficial for both sides. on the other hand the french minister urged japan to remove non-tariff barriers in various fields such as pharmaceuticals and added that japan must also open its market wider to get the talks under way. he cited the railroad industry as an example. >>> that is all for me for now. i will leave you with the market figures here in asia. >>> a chinese fisherman died after being hit by a rubber bullet during a crackdown by the south korean coast guard on illegal fishing. the incident took place on tuesday in south korea's exclusive economic zone. clashes between the coast guard and chinese fishermen often occur during the peak fishing season. the south korean coast guard says the chinese fisherman was a crew member on on
. >>> france's privacy regulator says google's new privacy policy violates european data protection rules. france could impose hefty fines if google fails to modify its policy. >>> foxcon, apple's largest manufacturing partner, has admitted to hiring student interns as young as 14 to work in its chinese factories. >>> meanwhile, rumor has it apple is ready to unveil the long awaited ipad at an event on tuesday. >>> well, we all know using your phone at a restaurant is a no-no. snapping photos with your phone is okay, in moderation, of course. this according to 67% of diners surveyed by zagat. >>> and finally forget 90210. 10065, a very exclusive area of new york's upper east side is now the priciest zip code in the nation sending swanky new jersey suburb alpine into second place. atherton in california's silicon valley, sagaponack in new york's hamptons, and san francisco suburb hillsborough rounded out the top five. any of your second or third homes, bill, in there? >>> well, the yanks reach the brink and some superstar sauce sells for big bucks. plus, u.s. soccer heads to the final roun
rifts between the european commission's environment and industry officials. >> germany and france are on a collision course over the future of the eurozone just ahead of thursday's key summit of european leaders aimed at setting out a framework to deal with the crisis. >> while german chancellor angela merkel has stepped up her campaign for budget cuts and handing brussels more power, french president francois hollande on the other hand wants emergency measures to stabilize economies right now. >> some leaders are starting to question the current course, and angela merkel has become a prime target for political cartoonists, being cast as the austerity clean. >> like other european leaders, angela merkel is used to getting her picture taken. for the media, the chancellor is a front-page picture, but she is also a favorite with europe poses political cartoonists. the greek daily shows a military merkel telling the greek prime minister to stand at attention. he timidly asks for a bit of wiggle room. the athens newspaper casks -- casts the chancellor in a slightly better light. and in
-- france and germany -- are split right now on how to move forward on europe's debt crisis. >> german chancellor angela merkel is demanding an eu commissioner be given sweeping authority to veto national budgets if they violate eurozone rules. >> french president francois hollande says that issue is not even on the agenda and that the priority now was to get moving on a european bank. >> going into the summit, the french president and german chancellor did not appear to be on the same page when it comes to the timetable for change. >> at our summit in june, we undertook to introduce bank oversight measures by the end of the year. it is now october, so we have to start implementing that decision now so that a bank supervision system is up and running by year's end. >> this will not be a meeting with final decisions are made. we will be preparing the way for our decision in december, but we have to make sure our preparations are right. >> the leaders buried their differences for the cameras at least. it is thought merkel and hollande also discussed the idea floated by germany
are forced to jump from a burning building. >>> and sweet mystery why are bes in france producing green >>> and sweet mystery why are bes in france producing green and blue honey? captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with back to battle. the two presidential candidates are busy attacking each other on the campaign trail following their first debate. today president obama will be campaigning in virginia and ohio and mitt romney is in virginia. governor romney boasted about his debate performance and told supporters he will take back the white house, but for the first time romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. he was asked what he would have said if that came up in the debate. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong. i absolutely believe, however, that my
fears the country could become a new haven for militant radicals. >> in europe, germany and france say they want to find a " complete solution" for greece to stop it going bust and keep it in the europe. the countries' finance ministers say the issue must be settled in november to end the uncertainty. >> meanwhile, german chancellor angela merkel has been meeting the bosses of international financial organizations in berlin. they agreed the world recovery is highly fragile. the imf's christine lagarde said both businesses and governments need to make more of an effort to generate growth. swiss bank ubs is gearing up to cut about 15% of its workforce over the next three years. it is hoping for a radical restructuring that will help it return to profitability after what was a disappointing third quarter. >> that's right. the lion's share of the layoffs will be in the company's struggling investment banking unit, which has been hit by a series of costly blunders in recent years. >> swiss bank ubs is deep in the red. bad investments have cost the bank more than 36 billion euros. they are h
france dur. the host of a variety show on the network made a joke about the effects of radiation from the fukushima nuclear plant. the japanese national soccer team beat france 1-0 on friday in a friendly match. it was japan's first-ever victory over france. goalkeeper kawashima contributed to the victory by making many saves. the host of a saturday night variety show said he played wonderful. he then showed a photo of the goalkeeper wed four arms. he described it as the fukushima effect. he was referring to the crisis at the fukushima daiichi plant in march last year. some commentator in the european media criticized the remarks. a newspaper in belgium said the joke went too war. caucasi kawashima currently plays in the belgium league. >>> u.s. shoppers in september rushing retail sales higher for the third straight month. commerce department officials said monday that retail sales reached $412.9 billion last month, up 1.1% from august and better than market forecasts of around 0.7%. sales at department stores fell by .2%. but most retailers saw increases. electronics and home applia
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." >> european leaders gather for a summit in brussels. but in france and germany, are they pulling in the same direction? the stakes are as high as ever. violence incre the greek capital, bringing things to a standstill. will the summit have anything to say to the protesters? hello and welcome. i'm george alagiah with a world of news and opinion. china's growth rate continues to slow. we will find out why the markets are not so worried. a prolonged campaign has gathered outside northern ireland's abortion clinics -- a pro-life campaign. german chancellor had said that she thinkn union top financial officials should have the power to veto the national budgets of member states. there will be plenty of leaders at the european union summit in brussels later today to disagree with terror. if that's not enough, there seems to be tension between france and germany. the alliance. here's what they will be discussing. >> 14 years ago -- 13 years ago, this was the world as it looked to the european commission. the launch of the the euro system. they were setting up an imperfect system that they are tryin
decision against lance armstrong, to give him a lifetime ban and stripped him of his tour de france titles. the anti-doping agency released a thousand page report outlining what they call the most sophisticated doping program sport has ever seen. has called for armstrong to be stripped of his seven tour de france titles. last week, lance armstrong lost three of his main sponsors. nike as well as anheuser-busch and another sponsor cutting ties with him. hasre just hearing that he been stripped of those titles. the president of the international cycling association, let's hear what he says. >> to make sure this never happens again. i can then open the floor to questions. >> a complete file with the press release. >> while we listened to the press conference happening in geneva, with me i have a cycling journalist who has been following this story. richard, what is your reaction? let me give you the latest. lance armstrong has been stripped of its seven tour de france titles and banned for life after the international cycling union said on monday that it ratified the u.s. open agency decision
stand, the little bell. of course, my hero is seven-time tour de france winner and friend of the show lance armstrong. a pioneer in the sport he was, of course, the first man to ride his bike on the moon. (laughter) that's one small pair of shorts far man, one giant bulge for mankind. (laughter) of course, all that is ruined now because the u.s. anti-doping agency is accused armstrong of leading a massive doping program throughout his career. i don't understand why they're coming down on lance for doping! of course you need drugs to compete in a multiweek bicycle race! you need drugs just to watch one! (laughter) and now my friend lance has received the harshest punishment in the history of cycling. >> cycling's international governing body stripped lance armstrong of his seven tour de france titles and banned him for life from the sport. >> stephen: so what are they going to do to the titles now, give them to the runners up? oh, i'm sure they weren't doping. they finished second behind a guy who rocketed up mountain sides with powdered monkey nut injected into his heart. (laughter) y
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